Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Perfection

One of the great perks of designing fabric is that anywhere from a few weeks to a few months before your fabric debuts in quilt shops - you get a special delivery. A LARGE box from Moda is dropped off on the porch and it contains a few yards of every fabric in the new collection. It is better than Christmas morning - and it comes about 3 times a year! After much fondling of fabric, it is then down to business. There is a flurry of activity as quilts are designed, cut and sewn. They are pattern prototypes or special projects made for publication in quilt magazines. All of these quilts are on a deadline; either a publication date or to be shown at Quilt Market. You want your new fabric to be shown in the best possible light, so you try your best to make the quilts just right. Late last year I designed a quilt to highlight the current fabric - The Hamptons. It was then sent to McCall's Quilting and was published this spring. Once the magazine is sent to print the projects are sent back. Also about the time I designed that quilt our niece and her husband had a special delivery of their own. Katie said once she found out she was expecting a boy, she wanted the nursery decorated in red, white and blue. Hmmmmmm...... maybe Polly and I could be of some help in that department. Below are the results of both of those special deliveries. Mason is just Baby Perfection, isn't he! We are delighted that we could make his baby quilt.

Laurie

7 comments:

Mar said...

Precious perfection. He's so sweet! Can't wait to see what you come up with next, I hope you will give us some sneak peeks.

Nancy in MT said...

Oh my, what a sweet, happy boy, perfection indeed. You must be proud.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Oh he is SO PRECIOUS! What a beautiful baby!

Linda said...

What a terrific photo, there's nothing like a new bub to bring total joy.

Helz said...

Little Boy Blue, Red & White... Gorgeous Shot!

mamabug said...

What a wonderful baby picture. And the red white and blue...........adds to the perfection. I look forward to seeing the new fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

PamKittyMorning said...

What a darling baby!

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